Historical Events in June 1884

  • Jun 3 John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party national convention chair
  • Jun 4 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • Jun 5 William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"
  • Jun 16 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
  • Jun 24 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention